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My husband and I are heading up to Indy tomorrow in search of some good German food. Is the Rathskeller it, or are there any alternatives?

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  1. Isn't there a place called the German-American Club? or is that where the Rathskeller is? AOL Cityguide also has Heidelberg Haus, at 7625 Pendleton Pike. Cafe/bakery.

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    1. re: grover78

      Thanks (Is this Doug?) -- I'll look into Heidelberg Haus.

      1. re: grover78

        The cakes from Heidelberg Haus are FANTASTIC.

      2. Always a day late but I do recommend Gisela's in Zionsville for German food. I think the Rathskeller is great. I have never been to Heidelberg Haus.

        1. Sadly, Gisela's closed and is now Plum's Upper Room.....

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          1. re: prose

            Oh, that does make me sad. Sorry for the misinformation.

          2. Well? Where did you end up, and how was it?

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            1. re: grover78

              I have to confess that my husband was turned off by the negative reviews he read on the web regarding Rathskeller, so we did the convenient thing and went to McCormick and Schmick's (I know, I know, but it was right there). We had our typical -- no matter what city -- M & S experience: my steelhead trout was fantastic; my husband's seafood Portofino was wretched. If you go to this plae, get the plain, grilled fish, not the fancy, schmancy things with elaborate sauces. Still craving German. Will have to head to Chicago, I suppose, or else get cooking.

              1. re: pikawicca

                The Rathskellar got bad reviews?? I don't live there anymore, but in the early 2000's it was rated as one of the best. Personally, behind Dunaways, I always thought they cooked one of hte best filets in town. The oxtail soup is great and order jagert sauce on the side.

                German American Club on the southside is pretty good too, but bear in mind it is a club, so not very fancy. But authentic. And if you want great sausage or german style cuts of meat, head over to Klemm's on South street downtown. Watch the hours though.